Course Essentials in Middle Eastern Studies

Our most-adopted and award-winning books in Middle Eastern Studies are listed below, featuring essential texts from Asma Barlas, Mohsen Mostafavi Mobasher, Esther Raizen, Phillip Naylor, and more. Enjoy 30% off and free domestic shipping on course essentials with discount code UTXMESA during checkout on our website! This offer expires January 1, 2024.

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France and Algeria

A History of Decolonization and Transformation

Phillip Naylor

Danger Pay

Memoir of a Photojournalist in the Middle East, 1984-1994

Carol Spencer Mitchell, Ellen Spencer Susman

We Are All Armenian

Voices from the Diaspora

Aram Mrjoian

The Right Kind of Suffering

Gender, Sexuality, and Arab Asylum Seekers in America

Rhoda Kanaaneh

Ibn Arabi's Small Death

Mohammad Hassan Alwan, William M. Hutchins

Making Levantine Cuisine

Modern Foodways of the Eastern Mediterranean

Anny Gaul, Graham Auman Pitts, Vicki Valosik

Landed Internationals

Planning Cultures, the Academy, and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Burak Erdim

Lightning through the Clouds

?Izz al-Din al-Qassam and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Mark Sanagan

Believing Women in Islam

Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an

Asma Barlas

Believing Women in Islam

A Brief Introduction

Asma Barlas, David Raeburn Finn

Love, Sex, and Desire in Modern Egypt

Navigating the Margins of Respectability

L. L. Wynn

The Mexican Mahjar

Transnational Maronites, Jews, and Arabs under the French Mandate

Camila Pastor

Using Life

Ahmed Naji, Ayman Al Zorkany, Benjamin Koerber

Industrial Sexuality

Gender, Urbanization, and Social Transformation in Egypt

Hanan Hammad

Connecting with the Enemy

A Century of Palestinian-Israeli Joint Nonviolence

Sheila H. Katz

Modern Hebrew for Beginners

A Multimedia Program for Students at the Beginning and Intermediate Levels

Esther Raizen

Modern Hebrew for Intermediate Students

A Multimedia Program

Esther Raizen

North Africa, Revised Edition

A History from Antiquity to the Present

Phillip Naylor

Iranians in Texas

Migration, Politics, and Ethnic Identity

Mohsen Mostafavi Mobasher

A Young Palestinian's Diary, 1941–1945

The Life of Sami 'Amr

Kimberly Katz, Salim Tamari

Palestinians Born in Exile

Diaspora and the Search for a Homeland

Juliane Hammer

Science in Medieval Islam

An Illustrated Introduction

Howard R. Turner